Crook sought for stealing electronics from the Eldridge Street Synagogue in Manhattan: cops

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Photo via Google Maps, inset courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for a crook who broke into a Manhattan synagogue and stole electronics.

Police say that at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, a 62-year-old custodian returned to work at the Eldridge Street Synagogue, located at 12 Eldridge St., and found that property was missing and reported it to police.

A subsequent investigation by police found that at 8:45 p.m. the previous night, an unknown man was caught on surveillance footage entering the synagogue though a secured side window. Once inside, the suspect took electronics, valued at $400, and fled on foot to parts unknown. 

Police released a photo of the suspect taken from the scene. He is described as a Hispanic man between 25 and 35 years old and was last seen wearing all dark clothing.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @ NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.